Stars Fell on Super Chevy

Montgomery Rolls Out A Big Welcome

Tony Kelly Feb 21, 2003 0 Comment(s)

We spent the month of September either being chased by or chasing hurricanes. In Alabama we let it blow through before we got there, so we had plenty of sparkle on the South's best Chevys. Most of the serious racers from Dixie were there also, and we saw Dan Nickelson reassert his dominance, taking the Nitro Coupe final over defending '01 Champ Jim Nordhougen.

Once again the Goodmark Chevelle made its appearance at Super Chevy, and again it drew crowds of admirers. We even had the professional detailing and prep services of Gold Class car builders Ronney Kissinger and Dave Parker of R&R Motorsports to clean the car up after the drive from Atlanta, and the price was right. People who win awards for their cars are usually pleased, but sometimes restrained, in their reaction. We can't say that about Phil Williams of Mobile, Alabama, who won an Editor's Choice Top Ten Show Car award for his great '55 Chevy. When his name was announced during the Saturday award ceremony, Phil went through several phases. At first he looked shocked, then his eyes moistened, then he jumped up, waved his arms, yelled some happy words, jumped around some more, and ran up to the stage. He hugged everyone he could, shook hands, took his trophy, then tried to sit still. Actually, he showed his joy the rest of the day and most of the day Sunday. He said we had made his day, but actually, he made ours, too.

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Trim Parts Best Corvette award, given in association with Vette magazine, went to Gerald Copeland of Tifton, GA, for his beautiful '62.

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The Goodmark Chevelle enjoys being a celebrity.

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Phil Williams, a.k.a. Mr. Excitement (see story to the left), brought this cool '55 to the show and took an Editor's Choice Top Ten Show Car award.

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Great street rods were everywhere at Montgomery. The Street Rodder magazine Outstanding Street Rod award winner was this '34 Chevy-powered Ford owned by Mike George of Chelsea, AL.

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Denver Edward of Salem, AL, brought this cool '51 Chevy and won the Custom Rodder magazine Outstanding Custom Rod Award.

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Classic Trucks magazine's Outstanding Classic Truck award went to this super-clean '65 pickup brought to the show by Jerry Williams of Oneonta, AL.

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN DRAG CARS

Steve & Jo Allison, Pinson, AL, '70 Nova
Barry Heath, & Jeff Bradford, Warrior, AL, '01 S-10
Barry Hamons, Birmingham, AL, '83 Monte Carlo
Phillip Taylor, Roanoke, AL, '72 Nova
Steve "Cooter" Coleman, Birmingham, AL, '72 Nova
Phillip Doss, Warrior, AL, '79 Monza
Jesse Gilliand, Helena, AL, '63 Nova
Bo Lumpkin, Mobile, AL, '68 Nova
Steve Wilkins, Mobile, AL, '69 Camaro
Lee & Diana Pratt, Montgomery, AL, '69 Camaro

2002 MONTGOMERY
SUPER CHEVY SHOW STATS

SATURDAY AWARDS

EDITOR'S CHOICE TOP TEN SHOW CARS
Danny Boatner, Flat Rock, AL, '66 Nova
Linda & Jamie Derr, Bonita, GA, '68 Camaro
Ernest Floyd, Greenville, AL, '39 Chevy
Whitey Glanton, Birmingham, AL, '55 Chevy
Vince Gomez, Mobile, AL, '61 Chevy
Billy Peek, Newnan, GA, '69 Camaro
Kirby Powell, Jackson, TN, '70 Malibu
Al Robison, Athens, AL, '64 Chevelle
Chris Williams, Montgomery, AL, '67 Chevelle
Phil Williams, Mobile, AL, '55 Chevy
SPECIALTY AWARDS
 
BEST INTERIOR--Richard Boyd, Albany, GA, '66 Chevy II
BEST PAINT--Tim Hansard, Cumming, GA, '69 Camaro
BEST ENGINE--Johnny Johnson, Centerville, GA, '69 Camaro
BEST DETAIL SPONSORED BY RACING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.--Bryan Kidd, Gillsville, GA, '72 truck
BEST WORKMANSHIP SPONSORED BY WATERLOO INDUSTRIES--Bobby Bentley, Shelby, AL, '41 Willys BEST ACHIEVEMENT STOCK--
Donald Sanders, Seminole, AL, '57 Chevrolet
BEST ACHIEVEMENT STREET--
Mark Mullins, Dothan, AL, '63 Impala
BEST ACHIEVEMENT MODIFIED--
Danny Hansard, Cumming, GA, '67 Camaro
ESPN2 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, '62 Corvette
"TRANSPORT AWARD"--FEATHERLITE TRAILERS
Clara & Roger Bailey, Buford, GA, '63 Impala
"GRAPHICS AWARD"--AMERICAN COLORSCANS, INC.
Trish Adams, Deatsville, AL, '96 S-10
ISCA "AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"--ISCA
Dwayne Jackson, Cumming, GA, '72 Nova
SUZUKI "OUTSTANDING 4X4" AWARD
David Belt, Lawrenceville, GA, '88 GMC
"OUTSTANDING STREET ROD" AWARD--
STREET RODDER MAGAZINE
Mike George, Chelsea, AL, '34 Ford
"OUTSTANDING CLASSIC TRUCK" AWARD--
CLASSIC TRUCK MAGAZINE
Jerry Williams, Oneonta, AL, '65 truck
"OUTSTANDING CUSTOM ROD" AWARD--
CUSTOM RODDER MAGAZINE
Denver Edward, Salem, AL, '51 Chevy
SUPER CHEVY MAGAZINE 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Jim Kuykendall, Northport, AL, '56 Chevy
 

SUNDAY AWARDS

SPECIALTY AWARDS  
WORKMAT CAR OF THE SHOW AWARD--WORKMAT
Richard Boyd, Albany, GA, '66 Nova
MEGUIAR'S "MEDALLION AWARD" FOR OUTSTANDING BODY APPEARANCE
Tim Hansard, Cumming, GA, '69 Camaro
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL" AWARD--SOFFSEAL
Bill Gaines, Murfreesboro, TN, '95 truck
BEST OF GOLD--STOCK--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Lindy Farmer, Ellenwood, GA, '69 Camaro
BEST OF GOLD--STREET--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, '69 Camaro
BEST OF GOLD--MODIFIED--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Joseph Mouton, New Orleans, LA, '57 Chevy
BEST '55-57--DANCHUK MANUFACTURING
Donald Sanders, Seminole, AL, '57 Chevy
BEST BIG CAR--SOFFSEAL
Clara & Roger Bailey, Buford, GA, '63 Chevy
BEST CAMARO--RICK'S FIRST GENERATION CAMAROS
Danny Hansard, Cumming, GA, '67 Camaro
BEST CHEVELLE--ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP
Al Robison, Athens, AL, '64 Chevelle
BEST CONTEMPORARY--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Roger Woods, Cottondale, FL, '02 Monte Carlo
BEST CONVERSION--MEGUIAR'S
Bobby Bentley, Shelby, AL, '41 Willys
BEST CORVETTE--TRIM PARTS & VETTE MAGAZINE
Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, '62 Corvette
BEST EARLY CHEVROLET--KIMBERLY-CLARK SCOTT
Dan Baird, Sylacauga, AL, '40 Chevy
BEST EL CAMINO--AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS INC.
Wayne Banister, Marietta, GA, '76 El Camino
BEST MONTE CARLO--CHEVYMALL.COM
Bob & Judi Millage, Columbia, TN, '72 Monte Carlo
BEST NOVA--WHEEL VINTIQUES
Dwayne Jackson, Cumming, GA, '72 Nova
BEST OPEN--MASTERS ENTERTAINMENT
Roger Smith, Gainesville, GA, '64 Corva
BEST PRO STREET/PRO ENGINEERED--
AEROQUIP PERFORMANCE PARTS
Phillip Williams, Mobile, AL, '55 Chevy
BEST TRUCK--STYLIN CONCEPTS
Bryan Kidd, Gillsville, GA, '72 truck
CLUB PARTICIPATION
Peach State Nova Club, Atlanta, GA
AUTOSTAR PRODUCTIONS, INC. PARTNERSHIP AWARD
Bill Gaines, Murfreesboro, TN, '95 truck
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--DRAG RACE
Randall Walker, Crestview, FL, '69 Camaro
WATERLOO TOOLBOX WINNER--CAR SHOW
David Belt, Lawrenceville, GA, '88 GMC Jimmy
BEST APPEARING CREW--SIMPSON
Thomas Barker's T&S Auto Truck & Equipment Team, Montgomery, AL, '81 Camaro
SUPER CHEVY SHOW YOUNG STAR AWARD
Matthew Barnett, Pensacola, FL, '01 X-treme
GOLD CLASS WINNERS  
GOLD CAMARO '67-69--STOCK
Lindy Farmer, Ellenwood, GA, '69
GOLD CAMARO '67-69--STREET Gary Trahan, Houma, LA, '69
GOLD PRO-STREET--MODIFIED
Joseph Mouton, New Orleans, LA, '57
 
CLASS WINNERS  
'55-56-57--STOCK Donald Sanders, Seminole, AL, '57
'55-56-57--STREET K.D. Shores, Panama, FL, '56
'55-56-57--MODIFIED Whitey Glanton, Birmingham, AL, '55
BIG CAR '49-54--STOCK Johnny Carson, Lawrenceville, GA, '50
BIG CAR '58-89--STREET Mark Mullins, Dothan, AL, '63
BIG CAR '58-89--MODIFIED Clara & Roger Bailey, Buford, GA, '63
BIG CAR '90-96--STOCK Carolyn Middleton, Montgomery, AL, '96
BIG CAR '90-96--STREET Mike Moody, Franklin, KY, '96
BIG CAR '90-96--MODIFIED John Dansby, Birmingham, AL, '95
CAMARO '67-69--STOCK Keith Klosterman, Auburn, AL, '67
CAMARO '67-69--STREET Ray Banks, Tullahoma, TN, '69
CAMARO '67-69 SS ONLY--STREET Leroy Phillips, Winfield, TN, '69
CAMARO '67-69--MODIFIED Tim Hansard, Cumming, GA, '69
CAMARO '70-81--STREET Stan Faulkner, LaGrange, GA, '70
CAMARO '82-92--STREET
Nathanael Bloodworth, Manchester, GA, '88
CAMARO '82-92--MODIFIED Richard Christensen, Enterprise, AL, '84
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STOCK (co-winners)
Rodney Allen, Fayetteville, GA, 99 Michelle Bishop, Norcross, GA, '02
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--STREET
Ryan Christensen, Enterprise, AL, '9
CAMARO '93 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Kenny Hudson, Montgomery, AL, '98
CHEVELLE '64-67--STOCK Chris Williams, Montgomery, AL, '67
CHEVELLE '64-67--MODIFIED Al Robison, Athens, AL, '64
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STOCK Kirby Powell, Jackson, TN, '70
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--STREET Tim Childers, Cumming, GA, '69
CHEVELLE '68 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Gene Hubbard, Anniston, AL, '70
CONTEMPORARY--STOCK
Roger Woods, Cottondale, AL, '02 Monte Carlo
CONVERSION '48 & EARLIER--MODIFIED
Bobby Bentley, Shelby, AL, '41 Willys
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--STOCK
Mike Kraemer, Houma, LA, '98 Trans Am
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--STREET
Julie Ayer, Enterprise, AL, '98 Trans Am
CONVERSION '49 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Shannon Haag, Jonesboro, GA, '87 Firebird
CORVETTE '53-67--STOCK L.W. Zecckine, Pensacola, FL, '63
CORVETTE '53-67--MODIFIED Gerald Copeland, Tifton, GA, '62
CORVETTE '68-82--STREET
Cedrick A. Williams, Ft. Walton Beach, FL, '75
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STOCK
Stef & James Ford, Houma, LA, '00
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--STREET
Jimmie Middleton, Montgomery, AL, '96
CORVETTE '84 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Barry Williams, Crestview, FL, '02
EARLY CHEVROLET '36-48--MODIFIED
Dan Baird, Sylacauga, AL, '40
EL CAMINO--STREET Steve Sanders, Gainesville, FL, '87
EL CAMINO--MODIFIED Wayne Banister, Marietta, GA, '76
MONTE CARLO--STOCK
Fred Baumgartner Jr., Fayetteville, GA, '70
MONTE CARLO--STREET Daniel Toney, Franklin, GA, '70
MONTE CARLO--MODIFIED Bob & Judi Millage, Columbia, TN, '72
NOVA '62-67--STREET Tommy Scoggins, Monroe, GA, '63
NOVA '62-67--MODIFIED Danny Boatner, Flat Rock, AL, '66
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STOCK Michael Shirley, Shelby, AL, '79
NOVA '68 & NEWER--STREET
Buddy Johnson, Demopolis, AL, '72
NOVA '68 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Dwayne Jackson, Cumming, GA, '72
OPEN--STOCK Roger Smith, Gainesville, GA, 64 Corvair OPEN--STREET Tim Gippert, Cartersville, GA, '67 Corvair
PRO STREET--MODIFIED Philip Williams, Mobile, AL, '55 Chevy
PRO ENGINEERED--MODIFIED
Richard Boyd, Albany, GA, '66 Nova
STREET CRUISER Jim Howell, Alabaster, AL, '31 Ford
STREET CRUISER Chip Pearce, Alabaster, AL, '37 truck
TRUCK '49-72--STOCK Jerry Williams, Oneonta, AL, '65
TRUCK '49-72--STREET Keith Boswell, Elba, AL, '65
TRUCK '49-72--MODIFIED Bryan Kidd, Gillsville, GA, '72
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--STREET Billy Crawley, Riverdale, GA, '99
TRUCK '88 & NEWER--MODIFIED
Bill Gaines, Murfreesboro, TN, '95
4X4 TRUCK--MODIFIED
Richie & Tonya Pearson, Centreville, AL, '98
MINI TRUCK--STOCK Joseph Moore, Tallasee, AL, '01
MINI TRUCK--STREET Eddie McMichael, Gratville, GA, '00
MINI TRUCK--MODIFIED Matthew Barnett, Pensacola, FL, '01
SUV--STREET Anthony Sellers, Montgomery, AL, '94
SUV--MODIFIED Roderick Escott, Hopewell, AL, '94
4X4 SUV--STREET Michael Gunn, Prattville, AL, '96
4X4 SUV--MODIFIED Toye Hooks, Pike Rd, AL, '89
 

DRAG RACE RESULTS

BRACKET 1  
WINNER--Rodney Byrd, Montevallo, AL, '98 Dragster
RUNNER-UP--Kevin Pruett, Millbrook, AL, '00 Dragster
BRACKET 2  
WINNER--Kenneth Bass, Milton, FL, '68 truck
RUNNER-UP-Dewey Northcutt, Pelham, AL, '71 Truck
DOT STREET TIRE  
WINNER-Joey DeLavello, Ft. Mitchell, AL, '71 Nova
RUNNER-UP--Billy Belcher, Dadeville, AL, '72 El Camino
NITRO COUPES
 
WINNER--Dan Nickelson, LaVerne, CA, '94 Beretta
RUNNER-UP--Jim Nordhougen, Longmont, CO, '41 Chevy coupe
JUNIOR DRAGSTERS  
WINNER--Brandon Trammell, Ragland, AL
 
NITRO COUPE POINT STANDINGS  
1. Dan Nickelson 440 pts. 2. Jim Nordhougen 390
3. Bruce Boland 230
4. Mike Swinarski 185
5. Gary Irving 175
6. John Reynolds 110
7. Jerry Hicks 60
8. Andy Neyer 50

2002 Montgomery Super Chevy Show Vendor's List

AAAA Toy
Buff's Tools & Equipment
C&C Enterprises
California Street Rods Inc.
Campbell-Ewald
Carter Auto Restoration Service
CFM Motorsports
Checkered Racing
Christy's Cars & Collectibles
Danchuk Manufacturing, Inc.
Dayton Motorsports Video
Don Garlits Museum
F.A.S.T. (Florida Auto Specialties & Tools)
Featherlite Inc.
High Performance Image (Primedia)
Jim Cook Performance
Kenny's Trucks Inc.
LoneStar - Super Chevy Store
LoneStar Muscle Car (SoffSeal)
Minnesota Pneumatic Products
Photo Sports
Priority Sales
Renegade Custom Coaches & Trailers
Rich Dailey - Sunglasses
Rise & Shine Enterprises
Roger's Wheels & Tires
Thunder Graphics/Sticker Spot
Thunder Hobbies LLC
Trailers by Dale Sales
USA Snake Oyl Products, Inc.

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